Housing for Autistic Adults

Autism NDIS

Your questions on housing for autistic adults answered

Seeking suitable housing for autistic adults can be challenging, as their living arrangements often require specialised considerations to ensure comfort, safety, and independence. 

The NDIS recognises that every participant will have their own unique needs, preferences, challenges and aspirations when it comes to housing. As such the scheme offers a range of options, from Supported Independent Living (SIL) to Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) each designed to varying levels of support needs.

Whether you are seeking a living arrangement with around-the-clock support, or a more independent setup with periodic assistance, our NDIS housing options across the country are flexible and diverse and we pride ourselves on placing participants with like minded housemates in a place you can call home.

Are you or a loved one eligible for NDIS funding?

Where is the best place for autistic adults to live?

If you or your loved one are navigating life with autism in Australia and find yourself in need of appropriate supported or assisted accommodation you may qualify for Accommodation funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

At Maple, we recognise that the best place for autistic adults to live extends beyond merely meeting their specific needs. The optimal environment will be one where you can truly feel at ease, a place that you can genuinely call your own, where you can relax, be yourself and feel a sense of belonging and comfort.

The goal of autism housing for adults is to provide a space where you can truly thrive, with the necessary support structures in place to cater to your unique needs, proximity to local amenities and access to the community, while also offering you the freedom and comfort of a place you can call home.

What housing options are there for autistic adults?

At Maple, we offer a wide range of accommodation options for autistic adults across Australia. With the help of NDIS funding we can carefully assess your situation to find housing that caters to your specific needs and preferences. These options range from assisted living facilities to independent living setups. 

Here’s an overview of the types of Maple NDIS housing options available to people living with autism in Australia:

Independent living for high-functioning autism

Adults living with high-functioning autism may benefit the most from independent living arrangements, or NDIS Supported Independent Living. This might mean you decide to live in a private apartment or shared housing with tailored supported living for autism. In this situation the NDIS can provide funding for support workers to assist you with specific tasks or challenges such as meal preparation and transportation assistance as and when you need it. 

This way you can maintain your full autonomy and independence at the same time as ensuring you receive the support you need. With autism and independent living, technology such as smart home devices can be highly beneficial to enhance your independence and safety.

Assisted living facilities for autistic adults

These facilities provide a structured environment with highly trained staff available to assist with your daily living tasks, medication management, and social activities at any time of the day. 

In some cases, the NDIS may fund dedicated housing that is specifically designed for autistic adults. Autism housing for adults considers sensory sensitivities and other unique needs and can range from single-occupancy units to shared homes.

They often include communal areas and close proximity to local amenities to encourage social interaction and community involvement. This kind of accommodation is ideal for participants who require a moderate to high level of support in their daily lives in order to help you live as independently as possible. 

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) 

For those with more significant and higher support needs, the NDIS can provide Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). This level of accommodation includes specially designed or modified homes that cater to participants with complex needs. SDA funding is separate from other NDIS supports and is only allocated to participants who meet specific eligibility criteria. 

Maple has a variety of housing options across Australia so feel free to browse our current vacancies across New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria. Reach out to an advocate on our team today so we can help you assess your situation and find the perfect accommodation for you.

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